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Title: ABORIGINAL AND AMERICAN INDIAN RELATIONS WITH POLICE - A STUDY OF THE AUSTRALIAN AND NORTH AMERICAN EXPERIENCES
Author(s): F G COHEN; D CHAPPELL; P R WILSON
Corporate Author: Battelle Human Affairs Research Ctrs
United States of America
Date Published: 1975
Page Count: 84
Sponsoring Agency:
Australia
Battelle Human Affairs Research Ctrs
Seattle, WA 98105
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: CONDUCTED BY A TEAM OF AUSTRALIAN AND AMERICAN SOCIAL SCIENTISTS, THIS STUDY INVESTIGATED TRENDS IN POLICE-INDIAN AND POLICE-ABORIGINAL RELATIONS, AND REVIEWS PROGRAMS UNDERTAKEN TO IMPROVE THESE RELATIONS.
Abstract: THE HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY PARALLELS BETWEEN THE AUSTRALIAN AND AMERICAN SITUATIONS PROVIDED THE RATIONALE FOR THIS INVESTIGATION. IN DISCUSSING POLICE RELATIONS WITH BOTH THESE NATIVE POPULATIONS, THE AUTHOR PROVIDES: AN HISTORICAL BACKGROUND ON THE SITUATION; A DISCUSSION OF NATIVE POPULATION'S RELATIONS WITH THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM IN GENERAL; AND A REVIEW OF RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN POLICE RELATIONS WITH THESE GROUPS. AMERICAN PROGRAMS FOR IMPROVING INDIAN-POLICE RELATIONS ARE THEN REVIEWED, INCLUDING LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAMS, HUMAN RELATIONS TRAINING FOR POLICE, INCREASING INDIAN REPRESENTATION ON POLICE FORCES, CITIZEN ADVISORY BOARDS, AND DECRIMINALIZATION OF PUBLIC DRUNKENNESS. SIMILAR PROGRAMS IN AUSTRALIA ARE DESCRIBED, AND OPTIONS FOR PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION, AND EVALUATION ARE DISCUSSED.
Index Term(s): American Indians; Australia; Behavioral and Social Sciences; Comparative analysis; Indian affairs; Indian justice; Police community relations; Race relations; Tribal community relations; United States of America
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